In Loving Memory Of
Susan Dietrich
1958 ~ 2024

March 20th, 1958 ~ March 19th, 2024

Heaven has gained another angel as we announce the passing of Susan Dietrich, after a courageous battle with cancer, on March 19th, 2024, of Petit Cap, NB.

Born in Kitchner ON, she was the daughter of the late Norman and the late Marion Willis.

Susan will be sadly missed by her son, Michael Mleinek of Edmonton, AB; and daughter, Michelle Russell (Jason) of Bridgewater, NS; her grandchildren: Traci, Jack, Haley, Ben, and Ezra.

Susan wanted to dedicate a special thank you to her sister and family, Faith,and Irois Leger of Petit Cap; her nephew, Denis Leger (Stephanie); her niece, Natalie Leger; as well as her special friend, Elsie Conway for their love and support.

She is also survived by her biological mother, Madge Cormier; her brother, Terry (Ginny) Reynolds; her nephew, TJ Reynolds (Emma); her niece, Sarah (Miguel) Figueiredo; her sister-in-law, Sally Willis, and her son, Kyle; and extended family.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband and soulmate, Howard Dietrich, as well as her brother, Carl Willis.

Susans passions were spending time with her husband planting butterfly gardens and prairie grass at their farm for the wildlife program. Susan had many hobbies which she enjoyed, such as fishing, hunting, crocheting, and driving her tractor. She worked at Hudson Bay for many years until dedicating her time being a caregiver for special needs adults where her passion blossomed and made her the special caring person we will remember always smiling. Susan joined GMS family in Moncton and made many friends who helped her through her difficult days, making her smile shine.

A special thanks to the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital’s oncology unit for their exceptional care. Dr. Robyn Comeau, Dr. Joel Grey, Dr. Jacques Maillet, Dr. Savoy, the nurses, and receptionist staff). The Extra Mural staff, palliative care, and the Guardian Pharmacy in Cap-Pelé.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Passage Funeral Co-operative in Shediac Bridge, with a celebration of Susan’s life which will be held on Friday, March 22nd, 2024, at Passage Funeral Chapel (3754 Route 134, Shediac Bridge) at 2:00pm.

Susan wishes that donations are made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Mental Health. As we remember Susan, please remember a special memory you shared.

The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at:

Arrangements under the professional care of
Passage Funeral Co-operative and Cremation Centre

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  1. Our deepest sympathies to Susan’s family and friends. Susan was our neighbour but unfortunately, we didn’t get the chance to know her very well. She always seemed busy. Rest in Peace Susan.

  2. She was a lovely person. She introduced me to my husband and to my very dear friend Charlene. I will be forever grateful. We will all miss her. Rest easy my friend……..

  3. So full of energy and willing to do anything! The many memories will never be forgotten. A loving soul gone too soon. So glad I went to the Sports Rock that day after work for a ‘quick beer’ ❤️ Rest easy sweetheart.

  4. Momma bear, as she was known by many of her GMS friends and for good reason. She was an amazing mother figure to many in our group and respected and loved by everyone .
    I will miss her smile that lit up the room and she always made everyone feel welcome. She was always up for anything and there were always many laughs when she was involved..
    Rest easy Momma bear and keep a eye on our group. You will be greatly missed.

  5. Our deepest sympathies to all her family and friends…to Faith, Irois, Denis and Natalie, can’t imagine your sadness after losing 2 siblings in less than a week. Our heart, thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. May you find comfort and peace in your precious memories of the ones you have lost.

  6. My condolences to Susan’s (mommabear) family. She was a great lady, who was willing to open her house and grounds to GMS when we needed a place to celebrate the life of another great person, Dale. Her smile and laughter will be missed.

  7. My sincere condolences to Susan’s/(mommabear) family. She was a great person and a good friend to all who knew her. Her laughter and smile will be missed.

  8. Deepest sympathies and condolences to Michelle, Mike, and family for the loss of Susan. Rest in peace my friend.

  9. She was a sweet kind soul as stated by many people here. Courageous in her battle with the cancer, she never gave up and fought with such grace. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends.

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